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These photos were released by the family. They have given full permission for their use and they to ask you to report on the horrific reality of murdering children and babies in their sleep, simply because they are Jewish.
On Friday night at 10:30 pm the terrorists entered the house through the living room picture window, did not notice the 6-year-old boy sleeping on the couch and continued on to the bedroom where they slashed the throats of the father and newborn baby who were sleeping there. The mother came out of the bathroom and was stabbed on its threshold. The evidence shows that she tried to fight the terrorists. They then slashed the throat of the 11-year old-son who was reading in bed. They did not notice the 2-year old asleep in his bed, but murdered the 3-year old with two stabs to his heart. After that, they locked the door, exited through the window and escaped. Two hours after the infiltration, there was another warning signal from the same spot on the fence, as the terrorists left the way they had come. Once again, the patrol did not identify the source of the signal as infiltration.
The 12-year-old daughter returned home at 00:30 and found the door locked. She asked a neighbor to help her. He brought a weapon with him once he noticed tracks and mud near the house. The two woke up the 6-year old sleeping in the living room by calling through the window and when he opened the door, the Rabbi returned to his home. When she entered the bedrooms, the young daughter saw the horrific bloodsoaked scene and ran out of the house screaming. The neighbor ran back and fired several shots in the air to alert security personnel. Within a short time, large police and IDF forces arrived and began intensive searches to see if the terrorists were still in the community. At 03:30 a.m., military trackers discovered footprints leading to the Arab village of Avrata.
With hopes for better days,
The photos, she says, “are high resolution and can be reproduced in your website and newspaper.” Let’s see which newspapers and websites do. I won’t show them on Ricochet–I know a lot of our readers have kids who look at the site.
I look at this and wonder what some of our members wondered about parents who went to riots in Egypt and Libya with their kids: What kind of parent settles in Itamar? Yes, you should have the right to assemble and protest in Egypt and Libya without being beaten or gunned down. And Jews and Arabs alike should live side by side in harmony. But they don’t. And given that, I cannot understand moving to Itamar with your young children.
We’re arranging to go to Itamar this week. I’ll tell you what they say.